(Credit: Franzi/Shutterstock.com)

More employers are making efforts to remove hiring barriers and retain workers by recognizing and valuing skills regardless of how they were acquired — whether through a formal academic degree, on the job, or through the employee’s own experience. Recognizing that trend, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently hosted an online discussion emphasizing the benefits of skills-based hiring to promote equal employment opportunity in the workplace.

The roundtable, titled “Skills Based Hiring: Removing Barriers and Paving Pathways to an Inclusive Workforce,” was the third in a continuing series of the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) roundtables. The discussion engaged a broad variety of stakeholders in pursuit of the common goal of addressing key hiring and recruiting challenges that prevent underrepresented communities from accessing good jobs.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to CUTimes.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited CUTimes.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical CUTimes.com information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including Law.com and GlobeSt.com.

Already have an account?


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including TreasuryandRisk.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.